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Holiday Farmers Markets Coming to Fuller Lodge

on December 11, 2012 - 6:08am

The holidays are coming and so are the Los Alamos Holiday Farmers Markets - Thursdays, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 at Fuller Lodge from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Plan to attend the markets for those special gifts and foods to make the season bright.

Foods: Soup mixes, fudge, beans, salsa, cookies, tea breads, sticky buns, coffee cakes, breads, stolen, pizza, red chile powder, jams, jellies, honey and honey sticks, apples, apple cider, green chile powder, pinon nuts, tamales, dip mixes, chile pods, winter squash, vinegars, ginger snap cookies, hand-tossed breads with fruits

LAPS Superintendent Addresses Kiwanis Today

on December 11, 2012 - 6:06am


Kiwanis meets noon-1 p.m., each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage Street, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.



Dec. 11 - Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt will speak on the upcoming LAPS mail-in bond election.

Dec. 18 - Committee Meetings.

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day! There will be no noon Kiwanis meeting and no Newsletter.

Jan. 1 - New Year's Day. No meeting, no Newsletter.

Jan. 8 - Glen Lockhart, a member of the Los Alamos National


Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Hosts Christmas Luncheon Wednesday

on December 11, 2012 - 5:53am


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold its annual Christmas luncheon/meeting noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 12 at the Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.

New officers will be sworn in and members are encouraged to bring guests who may be interested in joining the chapter.

Members also are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for the organization's charity donations.

For more information, contact Mary Wilhoit 1-858-922-9070 or Donna MacDonald at

Simple Steps Put 'Green' Back in Holidays

on December 10, 2012 - 12:29pm

National Regifting Day is Dec. 18. Courtesy photo


The New Mexico Recycling Coalition Offers Solutions to Reduce your Holiday Trash

Did you know that Americans produce 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? That means we’re adding one million more tons to the landfill in the span of a month (EPA.)

"Greening the holidays" began as a grass-roots movement, but it practically has turned into an industry. There’s a reason the topic gets so much attention. Many of us yearn for healthier, more meaningful, less expensive and less wasteful holidays.

Relay For Life of Los Alamos Holding Volunteer Informational Meeting Wednesday

on December 10, 2012 - 12:12pm

RFL News:

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Los Alamos will hold a volunteer informational meeting 5:30–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 2455 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos. 

The organization is seeking walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers and community leaders to help plan the 2013 Relay For Life of Los Alamos.  

Holiday treats and refreshments will be served. Thanks to General Manager Felicia Duran and the Comfort Inn for donating the meeting space.



Newly Elected Representative Hosts Town Hall

on December 10, 2012 - 10:26am

Dist. 43 Representative-elect Stephanie G. Richard with her husband Eric Vasquez at her Town Hall meeting at UNM-LA Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dist. 43 Representative-elect Stephanie G. Richard answers questions during her Town Hall meeting Sunday at UNM-LA. County Councilor Mike Wismer, standing at left, passed the microphone to audience members during the Q&A portion of the event and her husband Eric Vasquez, at right, operates her PowerPoint presentation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Twenty-five community members attended Dist.

Rock Displays Fill Earth Treasure Show

on December 10, 2012 - 10:08am

Los Alamos Geological Society member Lisa Kratzer, right, assists a group of young people to create sand art, inspired by artist Robert Stoufer's work, during the society's Earth Treasure Show Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Martha Zumbro and Dave Bowman check out a display case Saturday at the Los Alamos Geological Society's Earth Treasure Show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Mary Thompson and Jan Studebaker admire some of the geological treasures on display Saturday at the Los Alamos Geological Society's Earth Treasure Show. Photo by Kirsten

Mountaineers Share Adventures From at Least Four Continents

on December 10, 2012 - 10:07am

Cholatse and Taboche Peaks, both above 21,000 feet, and Ngozumba glacier. About a mile below the peaks lies the village of Gokyo, one of the highest inhabited places in the world. Photo by Don Krier.


The community is invited to join Los Alamos Mountaineers as they celebrate another great year with a potpourri of their 2012 accomplishments.

The "Annual Potpourri Event" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Fuller Lodge will tell of member adventures from as far afield as the Khumbu in Nepal.

During the past year, the club offered 43 official outings, and members had

Annual Creche Festival Offers Artistic Inspiration

on December 10, 2012 - 9:53am

Carol Neal's creche is on display at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Los Alamos Ward's creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Bryan and Ellen Spaulding check out the creche festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Mary Barrus looks at the nativity scenes displayed at the Los Alamos Ward. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sally Cassil donated her nativity scene for the creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Lawry and Alice Mann donated their creche for the festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sabrina and Tita

Live Nativity Christmas Eve At United Church

on December 10, 2012 - 7:43am

Courtesy/United Church


The United Church is planning a living Nativity 5-8 p.m., Christmas Eve in the parking lot west of the Church at 2525 Canyon Road, across Canyon Road from the Aquatics Center.

The nativity will be held between a family service at 4 p.m. and a candlelight service at 11 p.m. and the public is invited to attend and interact with the Living Nativity, greet the Holy Family, shepherds and kings and pet the stable animals.

 For information, visit

Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures, 2013, Part 1

on December 9, 2012 - 9:48am

Eugenia Manderfield, ca. 1884-1891, by Dana B. Chase. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 010268.

NMHM News:

From Trail Riders to Bomb Builders with a Few Stops In-Between

SANTA FE – Experts on the Santa Fe Trail, women of the West, Clyde Tingley, “St. Kate’s” and the Manhattan Project will deliver lectures in the first half of the 2013 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series.

The annual series, organized by Tomas Jaehn of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, is free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch.)

Each lecture begins at noon in the Meem

Los Alamos Honored For Building Award Winning High School

on December 9, 2012 - 9:04am

Los Alamos High School Principal Sandy Warnock with architects Sanjay Engineer, lead architect on the LAHS design project and Art Tatum of Fanning, Bard, Tatum Architects. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

It is now official. What the local community has known for the past year was validated with state awards that honored Los Alamos High School for its design and quality construction.

Simply stated, Los Alamos builds award winning schools.

The New Mexico Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors selected LAHS as its 2012 “Excellence in Construction Award” winner this past October.

The Family Y Has Adopted Families for the Holiday

on December 8, 2012 - 8:46am

YMCA News:


The Family Y has adopted families for the holiday!


If you would like to help us make the holiday special for these families and purchase a gift for one of the Y families, come by the Y at 1450 Iris St., and select a tag from the tree in our lobby.


After selecting a tag from the tree please follow these four easy steps:

  • Purchase the gift requested on the tag.
  • Wrap the gift.
  • Attach the tag that was selected from the tree.
  • Return the gift to the Y.

The gifts must be returned to the Y by Dec. 10 in order in ensure timely delivery to the Y's adopted families.


Thank you


Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on December 8, 2012 - 8:27am


LTAB News:

The Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board is meeting 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Conference Room at 109 Central Park Square.



I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS All 1 p.m. (20 min.)

A. Call to Order/Introductions

B. Review of the Statement of Antitrust Policy

C. Approval of Today’s Agenda

D. Public Comment

E. Approval of Minutes

II. BOARD DEVELOPMENT ACTIONS All 1:20 p.m. (15 min.)

A. Board Vacancy Status Report/Schedule

B. Farewell Event with Linda Deck and Ken Ashley (celebration date)


Oppenheimer Place Glows With Holiday Spirit

on December 8, 2012 - 7:20am

Oppenheimer Place is lined with electric farolitos that brighten the holiday season. Photo by Don Kendall

County Line: Winterfest Wonderland

on December 7, 2012 - 6:31pm

Courtesy Photo

Walkin' in a Winter(fest) Wonderland...

The National Weather Service's latest forecast said that our warm weather will come to a "jarring demise" this weekend - let's hope for snow to set a festive mood on Saturday for Winterfest! The Main Street Association's Holiday Lights parade at 6 p.m. this Saturday and then the County Recreation Division's North Pole Workshop plus Luminaria Walk at the North Mesa Stables is Sunday evening.

NEW Creative District Advisory Committee Meets Monday!

They'll be kicking off this brand new committee that's advisory to Council with their first

DALA’s Hansel and Gretel ... Pure Holiday Enchantment

on December 7, 2012 - 4:56pm

“Hansel and Gretel” performed by Cody Maggiore and Sally Grindstaff. Photo by TK Thompson/

Ballerinas glide through the air. Photo by TK Thompson/

Review by Bonnie J. Gordon

Dance Arts Los Alamos brings the magical world of “Hansel and Gretel” to the Duane Smith Auditorium for three performances this weekend. I saw the production’s dress rehearsal on Dec. 6.

The original ballet is directed and choreographed by Dance Arts Los Alamos Ballet Director Christin Severini, with additional choreography by DALA’s Executive Director Valerie Silks and ballet instructor

Letter to the Editor: Thank You LANB and Residents

on December 7, 2012 - 11:40am
Sally Warner
1st Vice President, LAGC

The Los Alamos Garden Club wants to thank the Los Alamos National Bank for allowing them to hold their annual wreath sale in the bank lobby on Nov. 30.

We also thank the Los Alamos residents who supported the sale. The proceeds from the sale support the club's scholarship fund.


White Rock Homeowners Create Holiday Extravaganza

on December 7, 2012 - 10:46am

White Rock homeowners John and Cindy Hollabaugh have transformed their home at 334 Garver Lane into a neighborhood sensation. Driver's pull up to the home and tune their car radio to 93.7 FM to watch the colorful Christmas light show as the lights dance on and off in rhythm to 10 holiday songs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

As a favorite holiday, John and Cindy Hollabaugh have gone all out to celebrate the Christmas season at their White Rock home, 334 Garver Lane, with festive sights and sounds. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Hilltopper Alumni Society Holiday Social is Dec. 12

on December 7, 2012 - 10:13am

 LAPSF News:

The Hilltopper Alumni Society’s first ever holiday social will be held from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Dixie Girl, 1789 Central Ave.

This is an opportunity for graduates of Los Alamos High School to mix and mingle. There will be a brief introduction to the Alumni Society’s first project; converting the senior photos that once hung in the halls of Los Alamos High School to digital files.

All Hilltopper Alumni are welcome to attend and enjoy complimentary appetizers with drinks available for purchase.

This event is sponsored by Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Courtesy/LAPSF